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  • Community center opens in St. Helena

    June 29, 2014 12:50 PM

    MONTPELIER, La. (AP) - A new multipurpose center has opened in St. Helena Parish. The Advocate reports the $900,000 center is part of what will become a 40-acre recreation park off Louisiana Highway 16 between Montpelier and Amite. It will be operated by the parish's 5th Ward Recreation District. Construction... more »
  • Road rehab work to be launched soon in St. Helena

    March 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - St. Helena Parish officials say they hope to give construction crews the green light to start a major rehabilitation of parish roads within the next two months. The parish has hired Diamond B Construction, of Monroe, to perform the project, but Police Juror Major Coleman said... more »
  • St. Helena police jury rejects plan to cut workers

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury declined to throw its support behind a member's proposal to economize by dismissing three parish employees and cutting a fourth from five days a week to three days a week. Jury President Jule Charles Wascom had proposed that Grants Administrator... more »
  • St. Helena school to stay under state control

    July 31, 2012 8:41 AM

    GREENBURG, La. (AP) - A federal district judge says he has the authority to transfer the state-run St. Helena Central Middle School back into local school board control but he's not going to do so right now. The Advocate reports St. Helena Parish school system officials argued that the district's... more »
  • St. Helena hires legal expert to craft new sex law

    April 2, 2012 8:44 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker tells The Advocate Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral... more »
  • St. Helena school audit approved

    February 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish School Board has unanimously adopted its 2010-11 audit report, which cites only a minor error in record-keeping at the campus level. The Advocate reports the problem was discovered in the "School Activity Fund Procedures Manual," a policy designated for tracking school expenses... more »
  • St. Helena sheriff to enforce bar closing time

    January 25, 2012 10:29 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Sheriff Nat Williams has promised the St. Helena Parish Police Jury that bars and clubs will have to stop selling alcohol at 1 a.m. and be closed by 2 a.m. from now on. The Advocate reports Williams' pledge to enforce the parish's closing-time ordinances came after... more »
  • St. Helena police juror booked in theft case

    October 17, 2011 7:00 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Officials say St. Helena Parish Police Jury President Frank E. Johnson has been booked with one felony count of illegal possession of stolen property. The Advocate reports sheriff's deputies went to Johnson's house in Pine Grove about 4 p.m. Thursday to check for a stolen automobile... more »
  • St. Helena board backs new superintendent

    June 17, 2011 9:20 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena School Board has given new Superintendent Kelli Joseph her first major victory, voting to replace four senior administrators and remove the lone elementary school's principal. Joseph say Curriculum Supervisor Nedra Payne, Supervisor of Transportation/Child Welfare Vereta Lee and Title I Supervisor Inez Jackson... more »

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